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Circa 1886 Restaurant

149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
+1 843-853-7828
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  • Excellent81%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Everything was spot on. Food was excellent, service was wonderful, terrific atmosphere for a nice dinner.

1  Thank TravelPuppyMom
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed a delicious and creative meal and excellent service. We eat at many restaurants in Charleston and this is certainly one of the best.

1  Thank AGT11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

On our first visit anywhere, we always try to find the perfect food gem. Circa 1886 is not a gem but, the most robust shining diamond! EVERYTHING, is PERFECT! From the staff to the food, perfection. Be prepared to DINE. You will not just eat...More

1  Thank William C
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pleasantly surprised with the establishment. Beautiful focal point entry. Comfortable booths. The food was absolutely superb. One of the best. Service was very attentive and many different individuals are involved to be sure your dinner is done right. I regularly visit Halls and the Peninsula...More

1  Thank Mfsquared
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for this wonderful review of Circa 1886! It is an honor to be ranked so highly by you in a city known for its restaurants. Your compliments to our dishes, especially the bread pudding, are so appreciated and we will pass along your...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We enjoyed to ala carte and two tasting menus for our group. The restaurant is beautiful and the service was very good. The smores dessert was amazing.

1  Thank RussU2525
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was our family dinner stop on the way into Charleston while traveling in the Southeast over Spring Break. My husband made the reservation a few days in advance and our family of five was delighted to eat in a private dining room with a...More

1  Thank Travels-4-Fun-Mom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had my wedding dinner in the Tack room and it was the best night of my life. Our party of 18 is still talking, weeks later, about the exceptional service and food—Ginny, who I had spoken to leading up to the event, was very...More

1  Thank Meryl G
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for choosing to have your wedding reception at Circa 1886! We are thrilled that your entire experience from planning with our special events coordinator to the dinner itself went perfectly. We are so glad to be at the top of your list for...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I decided when I got to Charleston that I was going to treat myself. This place was beyond by expectations. Exquisite split pea soup, breads, and even the butter was made with great care. I had the antelope dish and it was scrumptious. The sauce...More

1  Thank Gregg L
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us at Circa 1886 and for sharing your experience with us. The goal for each of our guests is to create a lasting and memorable experience and we are so pleased to have been able to do so. We genuinely hope...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Incredible food, incredible service, well worth the pricyness. Nice neighborhood to walk around afterwards

1  Thank Doug B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beautiful restaurant is everything we anticipated and more! From the moment you arrive, you are treated as their special guest. The service is attentive and oh so pleasant...upon inquiring about a wine selection, our server sent the Sommelier to our table...whose suggested pairing was...More

1  Thank CKSwift2015
OwnerCharmingInns, Owner at Circa 1886 Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for joining us at Circa 1886. Our staff is comprised of professionals that have a passion for service and we are glad you enjoyed their recommendations.We are thrilled that you enjoyed the Pecan Pie Bread Pudding and the Apple Crunch Soufflé. In a...More

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Questions & Answers
27 April 2017|
Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We have an outdoor patio that can certainly accommodate dogs. Unfortunately, the patio is not available during inclement weather, so please call ahead to guarantee availability.
27 April 2017|
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Response from OwnerCharmingInns | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. We do not have gluten free entrees on our menu, but we are willing to make substitutions to make certain items on our menu gluten free. Please call us at 843-853-7828 and we will make arrangements... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$25 - US$45
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 149 Wentworth St, Charleston, SC 29401-1733
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Charleston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 843-853-7828
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Chef Marc Collins draws inspiration from many cuisines around the world to create a menu that is truly unique to the Charleston restaurant scene. Drawing inspiration from historic Southern dishes and always highlighting what is local and in season, Chef Collins puts a healthful, distinctive spin on classic Lowcountry dishes. This means there is less butter and cream than typically seen on Southern menus. Whole grains are incorporated to dishes and ingredients are used at the peak of flavor. The result is satisfying dishes that retain their bright, bold flavors without the large amounts of fat found in many restaurant dishes. From our Plantation Rice Bread Rolls made in house daily, to the selection of local seafood, to Pastry Chef Lovorn’s incredible desserts, each dinner at Circa 1886 celebrates the region we call home. Let our professional, attentive, experienced and knowledgeable staff guide you through the menu and help select a wine that is a perfect pairing for food and budget.
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